Investigations

The accountability court is situated inside the Federal Judicial Complex in Sector G-11. Photo: Geo News ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris on Wednesday alleged that the JIT probing the Panama Papers case had not conducted a transparent probe in the Avenfield reference.  Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases in the accountability […]

Behind the Scenes The new Panama Papers files reveal what was going on at the time of the original leaks. Just days after reporters asked about Poroshenko’s ownership of the BVI company, his Cyprus lawyers emailed Mossack Fonseca requesting some changes. They wanted the overall number of shares in Prime Asset Partners to be increased […]

20:21, June 26, 2018 Several weeks before the publication of the original Panama Papers investigation in April 2016, the Cyprus lawyers for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko were busy. His representatives had received inquiries from reporters about an offshore company Poroshenko had set up to hold his vast candy empire. The British Virgin Islands (BVI) holding […]

Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt asked the country’s Special Tax Inspectorate to look into the role ING Bank played in setting up offshores for wealthy Russian clients. Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt in 2016The role of the Belgian bank came to light in the new Panama Papers leaks. “The Minister will invite […]

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday allowed a three-day exemption to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam in the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family. The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family’s London properties, is among three references filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year […]

Belgian Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt asked the country’s Special Tax Inspectorate to look into the role ING Bank played in setting up offshores for wealthy Russian clients. Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt in 2016The role of the Belgian bank came to light in the new Panama Papers leaks. “The Minister will invite […]

The Financial Investigation Agency of the British Virgin Islands has investigated President Petro Poroshenko’s Prime Asset Partners offshore firm, which is registered there, suspecting it of money laundering, according to a leak of documents from Panama’s Mossack Fonseca registrar known as the Panama Papers. The new documents were obtained by Süddeutsche Zeitung, shared with the Organized Crime and […]

Panama Papers: In October 2016, Mossack Fonseca informed BVI authorities that Kolkata businessman and BJP leader Shishir K Bajoria was the beneficiary owner of Haptic, which was dissolved in May. Kolkata businessman Shishir K Bajoria, promoter of SK Bajoria Group with an annual turnover of $200 million, rushed to update Mossack Fonseca’s records two days […]

Two years after the Panama Papers rocked the offshore financial system, a fresh document leak from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals new financial details about an array of global elites including soccer superstar Lionel Messi, the Argentine president’s family and a former senior Kuwaiti official convicted of looting his country’s social security system. The […]